Algeria’s troubled CNAN Nord has no ships trading

The last trading ship of Algerian line CNAN Nord has been detained in Antwerp. The 9,500 dwt multipurpose (MPP) ship Sedrata was detained in Belgium over a series of deficiencies, according to Alphaliner.

CNAN Nord has faced severe financial difficulties lately. The line is a subsidiary of state-owned shipowner Groupe Algerien de Transport Maritime (GATMA). CNAN Nord’s seven MPPs have now been detained at ports around the world.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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